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Hyundai Start To Recall 2017 Elantras and Sonatas Due to a Weather Related Device

Hyundai Motors is currently doing recalls for the Elantra and Sonata due to defective airbag inflators on some vehicles.
Posted: February 1, 2017 - 7:05AM
Author: Dave Ashton

Hyundai Motors are to recall 110 model year 2017 Hyundai Elantras and 2016 Sonatas, from Elantras produced April 15th 2016 to September 13th 2016 and Sonatas made between May 27th 2016 to September 16th 2016. The problem stems from the end seal of the drivers front airbag inflator not being properly installed, which may result in improper or reduced inflation of the airbag during a crash.

Hyundai will start to notify present owners and dealers by February 13, 2017 and will fix the front airbag free of charge. Owners can presently contact Hyundai at 1-855-371-9460 or the National Highway traffic safety Administration Hotline at 888-327-4236. You can also check the website and check your VIN (vehicle identification number) to see if your vehicle is one of the possible recall. At present, the number of vehicles to be recall is 156.

Hyundai have had recalls in the past as in 2015 with the Accent models recalled with the occupant-detection system being faulty not always determining if a child-restraint seat was in the front seat and in September 2016 2016 Tucson models had a software problem, which possibly could disable acceleration. This recall concerned 41,000 cars in the U.S. and 7,049 vehicles in Canada.

'In higher ambient temperatures and specific operating conditions, the transmission clutch application logic can result in a delayed engagement when accelerating from a stop.' 'If the accelerator pedal is steadily depressed for approximately 1.5 to 2 seconds, the vehicle will begin to accelerate and normal driving is resumed. However, if the accelerator pedal is repeatedly cycled, the vehicle will not accelerate,' documented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As with the current issue, there have been no reports of accidents to Hyundai vehicles or owners or injuries, with the recalls being done as a matter of course. You can check the links above or ring the numbers to see if your vehicle is one of those affected.

The recalls and fixes will not affect your warranty, so it's best to check if yours is one of the 156.